Saturday, July 22, 2017

7.22.17 Weekend Mix



Steve Aoki/Linkin Park - Darker Than Blood (DJ Scare Remix) *RIP Chester Bennington*
Obscene Frequenzy - Rolling
David Guetta/Afrojack - Another Life
Bryan Kearney & Plumb - All Over Again
Valentino Khan - Pump
Lucas & Steve/Mike Williams/Curbi - Let's Go
Victor Ruiz & Noir - I Am feat. Cari Golden
Matroda - Get Down
Watermat/Pep & Rash - Ruff Like This
&Me - Avalon
Charlie Puth - Attention (Oliver Heldens Remix)
Major Lazer - Know No Better
Chris Lake - Operator
Gerry Gonza - Bad Bitches
David Penn - Yeah Yeah
Yost Koen - Chordeal (Riva Starr Remix)
Detlef - Jay Dee
Risk Assessment Feat. Ke - Feel That
Walker & Royce - Take Me To Your Leader
Enrico Sangiulano - Astral Projection
Malandra, Jr. - Dance Warriors (Riva Starr Remix)
Alan Walker - Faded (Tiesto's Northern Lights Remix)
Chocolate Puma X Morsi - Hippo
Clean Bandit/Zara Larsson - Symphony (Dash Berlin Remix)
MAKJ X Michael Sparks - Space Jam (featuring Fatman Scoop)

Friday, July 21, 2017

7.21.17 Weekend Mix



Nine Inch Nails - Less Than
Scientific Funk - Dirtbox
Phlegmatic Dogs - High Volume
Green Velvet - La La Land (Prok/Fitch Sweet Sixteen Remix)
Solardo - Mental Knowledge
Riva Starr - The Wickedest Sound
Secondcity - Krelanga
Kryder - MTV
Harry Romero - Sex
Fisher - Ya Kidding
Tom Swoon - Shingaling
Ralston - We Rock This
Sander Van Doorn - Mant Array
Abel Ramos and Albert Neve - Flat Beat
Bodyrox - Yeah Yeah (Chocolate Puma Remix)
Leftwing and Kody - Soundboy
Ralston - Fools
Patrice Baumel - Glutes
AC Slater - Du Dah
Au5 - Guardians
MAD MAC Vs. Jamis - Renegade Master (Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike Remix)
Fedde Le Grande Vs. Ian Carey - Keep On Rising
TJR & Joel Fletcher - Rollin'
Deekline and RTKAL - Flute Ting
Armin Van Buuren - This Is A Test

Thursday, July 20, 2017

7.20.17 Hero of the Day: Chester Bennington


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A SPECIAL HERO OF THE DAY!




Name: Chester Bennington
Age: was 41
Occupation: lead singer Linkin Park
Last Seen: Palos Verdes Estates, California
Awarded For: being a huge influence on rock music

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Today was another shocking day in the world of rock music.

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park was found dead in his California home today from suicide by hanging. He was just 41. Bennington left behind his wife, Talinda and six children from Talinda and his first wife, Samantha.

Bennington had been the lead singer of Linkin Park since 1999. A year after joining, the group released their first album, "Hybrid Theory", which was the band's name before switching to Linkin Park. The album was a colossal success, selling over eleven million copies and spawning four hit singles: "Crawling", "Papercut", "In the End" and their breakout hit, "One Step Closer". The band's mix of Chester's smooth vocals, Mike Shinoda's rapping and the blaring guitars of Brad Delson along with Joe Hahn's turntable stylings and we can't forget Dave Farrell on bass helped give that fusion of rap, rock and electronic that gave the band its innovative edge.

In all, the band released seven albums and sold over 70 million albums worldwide. They kept reinventing their sound over the years, though some thought their latest album, "One More Light" was too poppy, alienating many of their long-time fans. However, it still has sold well, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Album Charts.

Linkin Park was also known for their work with charity, helping with those affected by tragedies overseas like the 2009 Haiti earthquake and the Tsunami in Japan in 2011.

But despite all the fame and the help Chester brought to this world, his sad side ate him up. He admitted in an interview that from ages seven to 13, he was continuously sexually molested by an older male and was afraid to tell anybody. At age 11, Chester's parents divorced and he turned to drugs and alcohol, a battle he fought on and off over the years, well into his singing career.

Chester was close to Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog. When Cornell committed suicide by hanging earlier this year, he played the song "Hallelujah" at his funeral. Some are now speculating that Chester was very depressed over his sudden passing. Yesterday would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday.

Bennington was also a former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots. In 2013, he and the rest of the band released an EP, "High Rise" which produced the #1 rock single "Out of Time". He replaced Scott Weiland due to his drug troubles. Weiland passed away in 2015.

Suicide never resolves anything. But in Chester's case, the baggage that he had growing up failed to allow him to move forward. He should have talked to a friend or even sought counseling. He should have thought about what positive he accomplished instead of the personal sadness he faced.

Because otherwise, his music will live on.

 
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

7.19.17 Bee-otch of the Day: the city of Grand Rapids


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Name: Grand Rapids
Age: 191
Occupation: 122nd largest city in America
Last Seen: southwest Michigan
Bee-otched For: making the rent too damn high

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If you live in the west end of Grand Rapids, you'll have to find a new place to buy groceries soon.

Duthler's Family Foods is closing their location on Bridge Street after 20 years in business. The store's sales had been slumping, according to a store manager. Meijer recently broke ground on a new store on Bridge Street, though the Duthler family claims that it had nothing to do with it.

After the store closes in a few weeks, the chain - which once had nine locations - will be down to just two: Four Mile Road and Madison Street. Many of their past stores have been sold off, including their longtime location on 28th Street, now a Ken's Fruit Market.

According to the store manager, there's a simple reason why their sales have fallen over the past few years, and it's quoting the great Jimmy McMillan: The rent is too damn high.

In the past few years, people in the Grand Rapids area have seen their rent increasing many-fold due to multi-million-dollar new developments. With rent going up, people are abandoning traditional stores like Duthler's for cheaper options.

True, it's better to see more affluent neighborhoods over ghettos, the sad thing is that some people simply don't have the money to live in a nice place. Hell, I know how it felt to live on minimum wage. It sucks. Many who live on low wages aren't those with a poor education and a lack of a drive to work, but rather because they get fucked over by a system that favors the wealthy over them.

One place that I think of when it comes to rising rent is the property at 234 Market Street here in Grand Rapids. It's set to be a mixed-use project consisting of offices, residences and retail. Over a decade ago, it was the Showgirl Galleria, a split strip club that had two spaces for full-nude and topless dancing so they could serve alcohol. In 2006, the city banned nude dancing, and some put the blame on the Devos family since the law's brainchild, Judy Rose appeared in a Dick Devos campaign commercial.

The sad thing is, instead of entertaining horny men who are lonely, many of whom work hard and are middle class, this is a city that would rather build luxury apartments for those with six-figure incomes and higher. I'm no George Jefferson and cannot afford to be movin' on up to that deluxe apartment in the sky. Hell, I'm a swiper and am lucky to get one decent match per month since this town doesn't seem to have good single women. Usually, I match with women who live 50 or more miles from here.

Look, I'm for making towns beautiful over slummy. But, I think this town needs to do something to help those who have to decide between paying the rent or eating. With Drumpf trying to eliminate Obamacare, things will only get worse if things go his way. What might be even more sad is the fact that Grand Rapids' current mayor, Rosalynn Bliss helped to pass the city's current strip club laws.

Sadly, she IDs herself as a Democrat. Maybe she oughta change that (D) to a (C) after her name. You know, for that word that rhymes with the last name of the guy who created Candid Camera?

 
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

7.18.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Donald Trump


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Name: Donald Trump
Age: 71
Occupation: four-year-old boy
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: not getting his way

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We've all been there: when we were young, our parents would take us to a store that sold toys and candy. If we wanted something, we'd cry if mommy or daddy didn't want it. Even today, my mother jokes if we're at a store that sells toys, she'll tell me, "you're not going to cry, are you?" as I give her "the look".

Even though he's worth $3.5 billion, Drumpf is not getting his way and deservingly so. More and more Republicans are going against repealing and replacing Obamacare and now, some are considering simply repealing it with no replacement.

And yes, many Republicans are against that.

So, what's Drumpf doing about it? Why going to Twitter, of course! He tweeted how angry he is that there has to be 60 votes to get the ACA repealed and replaced instead of 52, which is the number of Republican senators. He wants Americans to vote straight Republican in the 2018 elections, but as long as his approval ratings are in the bottom of the barrel, 'taint gonna happen. Now, Drumpf is hoping that Obamacare will ultimately fail so the Democrats can get on board with his plan.

IMHO, Obamacare won't fail. For millions of Americans, it helps them afford something that's a human right in other nations. If that's taken away from them, more Americans will die because they can't afford the most-simple doctor visits. Hell, all that money would be going back to the wealthy, signaling another recession.

The point is, even if they're Republican Lite, we gotta vote for the Democrats. We have to convince them that they're the party of progressives and to stop taking bribes. That's what cost Al Gore and Hillary Clinton their elections, popular vote or not.

But thankfully, the people are speaking out. 
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Monday, July 17, 2017

7.17.17 Bee-otch of the Day: The Democratic Party


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Name: The Democratic Party
Age: 189
Occupation: supposed left-wing
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: not getting their priorities straight

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Yesterday, I was watching a little bit of CBS Sunday Morning's interview with Al Gore.

They were talking about his new film, "An Inconvenient Sequel", the follow-up to his 2006 classic "An Inconvenient Truth" which had the former veep take on global warming. I saw the original at the long-defunct Studio 28 here in Grand Rapids and it was one of the most-groundbreaking films I've ever seen. Al did more in two hours on the silver screen than Dubya did in eight years in the Oval Office.

Of course, they had to touch on Gore's embarrassing loss to Dubya in the 2000 elections where he won the popular vote by just over half a million votes but thanks to the melee in Florida, he lost the Electoral College.

We all knew the end result: 9/11, lies over WMD, 3,000 dead on 9/11 and 4,000 more in Iraq and Afghanistan, troops coming home with PTSD and the list goes on and on. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the 2016 election, but now, we have Drumpf. Today, it was announced that Drumpf's approval rating is the lowest for a new president since Gallup polls started taking place 70 years ago. With Obamacare in jeopardy and Sen. John McCain's health problems thankfully preventing a vote on the Republican health package, Many worry that this will return people to the days of being denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

When I saw the old footage of Gore abandoning his fight against Bush, there was that small part of me that said that it was his fault for losing. The reason why was because he chose Connecticut senator Joe Lieberman as his running mate. Lieberman was a Democrat who voted with the Republicans and one HUGE reason why I didn't vote for him and Gore was because he was a part of the ultra-right-wing Parents Television Council and fought to get Howard Stern's radio and TV career to end.

With Hillary's loss to Drumpf in this past year's election, turnabout was fair play. The Democratic National Committee forced their superdelegates to vote for centralist Hillary and not the progressive Bernie Sanders. The end result was middle class men feeling like voting for Hillary would be the equivalent to going to a Lillith Fair concert or wanting to have their penis chopped off. So, they voted for the man who made the statement "grab her by the pussy" vogue. Now, we're stuck with an ultra-wealthy douchebag who wants to grab our healthcare and stick his tiny cock in its ass unlubed.

You see, the two party system in America is like going to a store where Coke and Diet Coke are your only options and you're a Pepsi guy. For me, I hate Hillary because she's a woman who can't keep her word, but I hate Drumpf even more. My suggestion is that the Dems need to man up and look at why FDR was the longest-serving president ever: it's because he was a true progressive who fought for the middle class and not big business.

Time for the Democrats to go back to their roots.
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

7.13.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Kid Rock


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Name: Kid Rock
Age: 46
Occupation: formerly good rock star
Last Seen: Detroit, probably
Bee-otched For: wanting to do Debbie Stabenow's job

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On Wednesday, three words came into our rhetoric that I hope don't come true:

"Senator Kid Rock".

Yep! The Detroit-based rocker best-known for "Bawitaba" and "Cowboy" made a website that makes it sounds like he wants to become Michigan's junior senator. If that's reality, then he'll probably be running against established Democrat Debbie Stabenow, who's been in the senate since 2001.

Michigan's junior senator, Gary Peters is also a Democrat.

Rock - real name Robert Ritchie - is an outspoken Republican who endorsed auto industry-hating Mitt Romney in 2012 and Donald Trump last year. He even wore a t-shirt in concert with a US map on there with the red states and blue states. The red states were dubbed "America" and the blue ones were "Dumbfuckistan". He even visited the White House with Ted "I'll either be dead or in jail by now" Nugent and Sarah Palin earlier this year.

It's not known what Rock's political stances would be, but the question is, who would vote for him? Obviously, his diehard fans, and he still has them. His last album sold well, even though he's taken a more country turn in recent years, a far cry from his classics like "I Am The Bullgod" and "American Bad Ass". He might get votes from hilljacks all over the state, but personally, I'd re-elect Stabenow.

Look, Kid Rock is a spoiled punk who's drifted away from his roots playing house parties while living on his wealthy car dealer dad's farm in the suburbs. Now, he's wealthier than his dad and everything black about him is in the past. Ooooh! He makes BBQ grills now. Whooptie-doo! Thanks, but my George Foreman Grill will do. It knocks out the fat!

I think the Insane Clown Posse have a better chance of taking public office over Kid Rock.
 
  
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